Laughter in the Trenches

Have I mentioned before that I teach? I spend my working life, my 9-5 (or 8-3:15 as the case may be) with a bunch of upper elementary students, and sometimes it’s all I can do not to laugh out loud. Today was a particularly funny day and I submit this conversation to you as evidence:

Pete*: Why are you going to be out on Thursday?

Me: I have to go to a conference. Did you know that grown-ups still have to learn?

Pete: Yeah… I found that out awhile ago. It’s too bad, because I was planning on just staying home all the time when I grew up.

This conversation was followed by a conversation with the same student a few minutes later. He began by telling me how his three year old neighbors don’t ever want to get married.

Me: Well, Pete, are you planning on getting married?

Pete: Ummm… I think I need to learn some algebra before I make that kind of decision.

(*All names were changed to protect the hysterical)

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